Cultural Dichotomy - Daniel Ochoa

Cultural Dichotomy - Daniel Ochoa
Jajahaha, 46x34in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014. 

Jajahaha, 46x34in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014. 

Growing up in a bicultural family, Daniel Ochoa began to recognize cultural dichotomies and to accommodate conflicting viewpoints based on contest. Daniel mainly uses a medium called dichotomy;

 "Any splitting of a whole into exactly two non-overlapping parts, meaning it is a procedure in which a whole is divided into two parts."

painting in layers, Daniel uses masking techniques to jumble formal qualities such as abstraction and realistic representation. 

 "Recently I have sourced imagery from Google Street View and social media networks as a way to trace the effect technology has on the construction of images."

Finally I find Daniel Ochoa's art really intriguing and intimate whilst showcasing real life experiences captured in time along side history of humanity. 

Images courtesy of Daniel Ochoa

Dos Cars, 24x24in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014.

Dos Cars, 24x24in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014.

101 San Francisco, 54x54in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014.

101 San Francisco, 54x54in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014.

The Blinds Retrato, 24x18in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2013.

The Blinds Retrato, 24x18in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2013.

Search a Multiud, 36x26in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012.

Search a Multiud, 36x26in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012.

Union Square, Entrada, 36x48in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012.

Union Square, Entrada, 36x48in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012.

The Hundimiento, 26x26in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012.

The Hundimiento, 26x26in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012.

Bodega Bay Estructura, 30x40in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014.

Bodega Bay Estructura, 30x40in, Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014.